Saturday, April 19, 2008

I'm procrastinating. I have a ton of things to do this morning, so I decided to post. We've been playing in the dirt this week. Joe dug out two bushes for me earlier this week so I had to find replacements for them. We also discovered a flower bed that I didn't know existed. We had this big mound of dirt--actually Joe thinks it is where the previous owners dumped their ash from the fireplace. In any case, under the mound was stone edging for a flower bed. I've also enjoyed discovering all the flowers that are coming up in my yard. We moved in August so I'm not even sure what all is planted. Now if I can just keep the rabbits from eating everything. Hopefully, I get some pictures posted soon. Well, enough procrastinating--I hear Nathan searching in the kitchen for food.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


So we had snow on Sunday morning like much of the Midwest. That is fine. I can understand occasional snow in mid-April. But then yesterday I was at Sara's soccer practice. I thought I saw something and then later, while we were waiting in the truck it was confirmed. And now I have a suspicious itch on the back of my neck. Yep, I saw mosquitoes. Now, like I said, I'm okay with snow in April and I can honestly say that normally mosquitoes in April wouldn't bother me either. But I really think it is unfair to have to deal with both of them! That is just craziness... I think I'll call this season wring--or maybe sprinter.

The newest Horn addition

I'm an aunt again! My 2nd of 3 nephews/niece of this year arrived this morning at approximately 12:08am est. The proud parents are Steve and Mandy--Joe's brother & wife. And their new son is Abram Thomas Horn. He arrived at 7lbs 4oz and 20.5 inches. From what we've heard he is the most active newborn ever and a great baby. Congratulations! This aunt cannot wait to meet him! I love being an aunt!

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Johnism of today...

John's feet fell asleep at the supper table tonight. He took his socks and shoes off to help wake them up and then, later, when we were getting ready to depart the house, he refused to put on the same socks because he was convinced that it was those particular socks that made his feet fall asleep. I tried to explain that it wasn't the socks--that it was how he was sitting on them. Then, his eyes widened and you could see the light bulb go off in his head. And he said the following:

"Oh, I know why they fell asleep. When I put my socks on over my feet and then put them into my shoes, it is very dark. When it is dark they fall asleep."

How do you argue with that logic?